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Nokia rolls out 200G optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Network

November 27, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia rolls out 200G optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Network

Telecommunications company, Nokia has announced the new adoption of Telecom Egypt and Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June and represents the first 200G long distance, single carrier transmission...

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Rwanda

Rwanda gets first centralised telephone booking system for taxis

November 26, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda gets first centralised telephone booking system for taxis

Yego Innovision has officially launched Yego 9191, Rwanda’s – according to the firm – first centralised booking system for Car and Motorcycle Taxis. As revealed by the company, Yego 9191 has been developed with the support and approval of...

East Africa to integrate ICT sector to attract foreign investment

November 26, 2018 • East AfricaComments Off on East Africa to integrate ICT sector to attract foreign investment

Officials from Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has plans to harmonize the information communication technology (ICT) sector in order to attract more foreign direct investments (FDI) into the region. Francis Wangusi, director general of Communication...

Kenyan brand, Huddah Cosmetics has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform

Kenya: Cellulant and Facebook launch Africa’s first AR on Messenger

November 20, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Cellulant and Facebook launch Africa’s first AR on Messenger

As part of the roll-out programme, Kenyan brand Huddah Cosmetics, has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform; leveraging on Facebook to provide a unique product discovery shopping experience for their customers....

U.S. Embassy launches Ethiopia Hacks program

November 20, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on U.S. Embassy launches Ethiopia Hacks program

At the recent Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations held between November 12 – 19 the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa launched the first in a series of 12 hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the...

Free Conference Call connects over 40 mln people in Uganda

Free Conference Call connects over 40 mln people in Uganda

November 14, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Free Conference Call connects over 40 mln people in Uganda

Conferencing and collaboration brand FreeConferenceCall.com, has recently launched free conference calling in Uganda, which connects over 40 million people across Africa. Uganda joins Algeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and South Africa on a growing...

iHub first tokenised African tech accelerator

Nairobi’s iHub becomes Africa’s first tokenised tech incubator

November 12, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nairobi’s iHub becomes Africa’s first tokenised tech incubator

Kenyan innovation hub and tech accelerator iHub has recently partnered with Raise, a Bahamian and Kenyan technology company that has developed a company ownership platform to manage compliant digital securities in frontier markets. The announcement of this...

Mara announces first African-made smartphone

Mara announces first African-made smartphone

November 10, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Mara announces first African-made smartphone

African high-tech player Mara announced the production of their newest product, the Maraphone, on Friday. It will be the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be manufactured in plants across Africa. “China has Huawei, Xiaomi; the U.S has...

ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

November 9, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

Parallel Wireless has launched an ALL G software-enabled Open network solution aimed at helping global mobile network operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’. The solution has been welcomed across the African continent with several deployments and...

Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

November 7, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters, and in the guts out of 3 out of every 10 animals taken to slaughter. Nakuru, a town northwest of Nairobi, was a particular eyesore, with a...

ShelterTech accelerator program comes to Kenya

November 7, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on ShelterTech accelerator program comes to Kenya

Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter has launched its first ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya program. The program aims to facilitate housing markets better meet the needs of the low-income households and seeks to identify,...

Mastercard Foundation Announces New Fund to Seed Young African Leaders' Social Ventures

Mastercard announces new fund to Seed young African leaders

November 3, 2018 • East Africa, Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard announces new fund to Seed young African leaders

The Mastercard Foundation today announced a new fund that will enable young changemakers to seed and kick-start promising social ventures and community projects, creating economic opportunities for themselves and others. Over the next two years, the...

Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and driver

Kenyan app billed as ‘Uber for upcountry travel’

November 2, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan app billed as ‘Uber for upcountry travel’

NipeLift is an app that connects drivers who have empty seats with passengers looking for better, cheaper & safer rides. Unlike Uber, drivers make no profit as the law prohibits non-psv from carrying passengers for ‘profit, gain or reward’....

Airtel Kenya targets more towns with 4G in expansion bid

Airtel Kenya targets more towns with 4G expansion

November 2, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Kenya targets more towns with 4G expansion

Airtel Kenya plans to expand the coverage of its high-speed 4G network to three more towns over the next four months, reports Business Daily. Airtel Kenya MD Prasanta Das Sarma said the company will bring 4G to Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru. Airtel launched its...

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma

Rwanda and Alibaba Group merge to promote Rwanda’s economic development

November 2, 2018 • East Africa, FinanceComments Off on Rwanda and Alibaba Group merge to promote Rwanda’s economic development

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub in Rwanda....

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

October 31, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, and the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research (CPGR) have embarked on a joint project bringing together the intelligent cloud and genomics research to create a scalable, cost-effective technology platform to...